By Mustapha Alhassan
The Emir of Minna, Alh. (Dr. ) Umar Faruk Bahago, CON has underscored the harmonious relationship between the Federal University of Technology, Minna and its host community.
Alh. Faruk Bahago stated this on Friday, May 28, 2021 when members of the Presidential Visitation Panel to the University, along with Principal Officers of the institution paid him a courtesy visit at his palace.
The monarch who thanked the Federal Government for siting the University in the Emirate, acknowledged that the institution has, over the years, remained alive to its corporate social responsibility to the host community.
He disclosed that both parties have always used dailogue in addressing matters just as he also gave assurances of his continued cooperation with the University towards resolving issues of encroachment on its land by some locals.
The Emir commended the Federal Government for appointing high members into the Panel.
Earlier, Chairman of the Visitation Panel, Prof. Nicholas Damachi who spoke through a member of the Panel, Prof. Ibrahim Naiya Sada, informed the Emir about the objectives and terms of reference of the Panel.
Prof. Sada further told the monarch that the purpose of their visit was to pay homage to him and to, in fulfilment of part of their terms of reference, assess the level of relationship existing between the University and the host community and also seek his advice on the way forward.
Other members of the Panel on the courtesy call are: Engr. Sa’ad Abubakar, Barr. Valentine Mgbahurike, Mrs. Mary Ali, Prof. Ismail Tsiga and the Panel Secretary, Achede O. Joseph.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Faruk Kuta Adamu; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Emmanuel Emeka Udensi, fnip, were also at the palace as well as Deputy Registrar ( Academic Affairs), Mrs. Aisha Dattijo Usman and Deputy Bursar, Mrs. Rebecca Adams represented the Registrar and Bursar respectively and Deputy Registrar, Aliyu Abubakar accompanied the Panel on the visit.
Photos by Elijah Yisa.

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